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UMKC’s misleading march to the top

For years, UMKC’s Bloch School struggled for dollars and recognition as it sought to join the nation’s elite business schools. That all changed in 2011 when UMKC vaulted above Harvard, MIT and Stanford in rankings for innovation management research, on the heels of Henry Bloch’s $32 million gift to the school for a state-of-the-art facility. But behind UMKC’s rise to No. 1, a trail of exaggerations, misstatements, selective science and nondisclosures raises questions about the validity of the rankings.

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Ford raising F-150 prices

Prices on Ford’s new aluminum-bodied F-Series pickup will climb by $395 to $3,615. Ford dealers on Monday began taking orders for the new truck — being built at several plants, including the Claycomo plant here.

Business

Cap Fed reports profit increase

The Topeka-based company reported earnings of $20 million for the quarter that ended June 30. That’s up from a quarterly profit of $18 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

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Compass Minerals reports quarterly loss

The Overland Park-based company, which is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of highway de-icing salt, attributed the loss to early debt redemption and an expected increase in its 2014 tax rate. Compass also said sales increased to $186.6 million from $173.8 million in the second quarter last year

Food establishment inspections for July 28

12th & Baltimore, Mamma Leone’s Pizza, Cactus Grill, District Pour House & Kitchen, Taqueria El Torito, Ararat Temple Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Garozzo’s, Jerusalem Bakery, John’s Big Deck, McDonald’s and Pour Boy Oil.

Food establishment inspections for July 28

12th & Baltimore, Mamma Leone’s Pizza, Cactus Grill, District Pour House & Kitchen, Taqueria El Torito, Ararat Temple Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Garozzo’s, Jerusalem Bakery, John’s Big Deck, McDonald’s and Pour Boy Oil.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Rubber band gun business on target for KC man

Bob Coulston of Kansas City, North, is the founder of Bandit Guns, which makes multiple-action rubber band guns. Since it opened as a business in 2012, Bandit Guns has sold more than 10,000 of its rubber band shotguns in 36 countries, with more models on the way.

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Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work.